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The Field Trips crew returns for a new season of marine science education!

BMSC is gearing up for another season of Field Trips, with the first group arriving on the weekend.

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A novel mechanism controlling heart rate in the ancestral Pacific hagfish

This study documents the discovery of a novel control pathway to increase heart rate, and is the first to report a chordate heart implicating HCO3 stimulation of intracellular sAC to produce cAMP and stimulate the spontaneous heartbeat.

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Essential facilities upgrades are now possible at BMSC.

The Government of Canada and five western universities, led by UVic, are contributing a total of $3 million to enhance facilities here at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre.

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Apply on-line now for 2017 Summer and Fall field courses.

Apply now for Summer Field courses in Coastal Sciences, Archaeology and Forest Literature, and Fall Semester in Marine Sciences.

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21st Annual Symposium of the Bamfield Scholar’s Society, Friday, Dec. 16

Join us for the 21st Annual Symposium of the Bamfield Scholar’s Society, Friday Dec. 16, and learn about the research our Fall Semester students have been conducting!

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Seminar today, – James Gosling, “Liquid Robotics: Interacting with the world’s ocean”.

James Gosling, Java creator, is giving a seminar today, RIX Centre, 4pm

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Re-cycling in the sea: Toxic ammonia supplements dietary nitrogen in Pacific spiny dogfish

Spiny dogfish actively uptake toxic ammonia across their gills, convert to valuable urea, which is then used for osmoregulation and supplement dietary nitrogen for protein growth.

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How does female mate choice influence male reproductive tactics and postcopulatory competition in midshipman?

John L. Fitzpatrick (Stockholm University) and authors describe how female mate choice can potentially influence sperm competition risk and shape investment patterns in males between and within male reproductive tactics.

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Our Fall programs are up and running!

Never a dull moment! It’s getting busy here at BMSC, with the start of the Fall Program and Field Trips visitors arriving soon!

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Is summer over already?

It’s been a great summer of Marine Sciences field courses as well as the new and innovative courses ‘In Pursuit of the Whale’ and ‘Acoustic Ethnography’. We wish all our Faculty, TA’s and students a good winter and best wishes on your future endeavors, and hope we will see many of you…

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